Nothing can pull an outfit together more than a pair of shoes that shine. On the other hand, you want to ensure that you buy shoes that are practical and will last you years down the road. Here is what you need to know about purchasing the perfect shoes for the holidays:
Pump it up
When it comes to everyday footwear, you might not be strutting around in heels. For women who commute to work or others who are just running errands, pumps aren’t the most practical of footwear. However, now that holiday parties are rolling in, it’s time to add a little height to your shoe with heels. It doesn’t matter how much you add, from 1 to 4 inches, just make sure you can walk in them. Be sure to try the shoes on and walk around in the house before wearing them out in public. Here you’ll be able to figure out how they truly fit, whether you need to add tights or if they’re comfortable enough for a night of mingling. The more you practice, the more confident you’ll be whenever you wear them out in public. Tip: Try a pair with a strap around the ankle if you’re venturing into heel wearing for the first time. This will give you enough support to walk comfortably.
Try bold colors
It’s easy to fall into a cycle of buying ladies’ shoes that come in traditional colors like black, brown or navy. However, holidays are the time to try something with a little bit more edge. Try buying unconventional shoe colors like a vibrant red or cobalt blue. These shades are perfect for your holiday parties. Hint: Buy your shoes first so you can shop for an outfit to match. Then, you’ll have more reason to wear them!
If you want your outfit to stand out in a crowd, then be sure to add the right accessories. A great eye-catching tactic is to match your jewelry or bag to your shoes. That way, your entire ensemble can look and feel complete.
Add a little sparkle
One way to spice up any getup is to add some glitz to your toes. From flats to high heels to sandals, glitter will dress up just about anything! It’s essential if you’re looking to make a statement. For a glamorous, yet classy look, try sparkly shoes that come in shades like silver, gold, rose gold or red.